Te Rarawa passed the proposed Trust Deed at AGM

Photo: Te Rarawa AGM 2020, Photographer: Rongo Bentson 

More than 70 whānau joined the Te Rarawa 2020 AGM, via zoom, livestream and in person on the day. It was an AGM of firsts – first Zui (zoom hui), first livestream (it was awesome to see our whānau dial in from near and far), It was also a full house at Toka Tūmoana, with standing room only. To date there has been just under 2,000 views of our Hui ā-Marama via Facebook. A fantastic result for Te Rarawa.

The AGM was an opportunity for whānau, hapū, marae and iwi to hear report backs from Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa, Te Rarawa Anga Mua and Te Waka Pupuri Pūtea. Particularly during a year with two emergencies – the regional drought and water shortage and the global pandemic of Covid-19.

Despite the additional challenges that these emergencies presented our rohe and our people, Te Rarawa along with key relationships were able to provide manaaki and tautoko to our whānau, hapū and marae. It was also a time of growth of health and social services and continued growth of the Te Rarawa economic base.

Leadership quotes
Quotes from the leadership team at the AGM included:

  • Stewart Otene, GM of Te Waka Pupuri Pūtea summed it up, “Hoddy is the heart, and I am the head,” speaking to the mahi ngātahi of the teams.
  • Phill (Hoddy) Murray, CE of Te Rūnanga reiterating his whakataukī ‘Mahia te mahi,’ acknowledging the kaimahi for all the previous 18-months work.
  • George Riley, GM o Te Rarawa Anga Mua, speaking to the aspirations ahead, ‘Progressing kaimahi working on site in Panguru and Pawarenga in community trust buildings three days a week to work with community directly’.

Proposed Trust Deed passed
The proposed Trust Deed was voted in by 92% of the votes, at the Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa AGM on Saturday, 5 December 2020. The results include:

  • 1,015 Te Rarawa adult (over 18 years old) votes received
  • 935 voted YES = 92.12%
  • 72 voted NO = 7.09%
  • A total of 10,101 voting papers were distributed
  • With a total of 10.05% voter turnout.

Thank you to all our whānau who voted online, via post and in person.

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